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Buspirone vs. Xanax for Anxiety

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Buspirone

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Other Names: Buspar

Xanax

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Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Buspirone (trade name Buspar) is an anxiolytic psychoactive drug of the piperazine and azapirone chemical classes, and is primarily used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) gained Food and Drug Administration of bu... Read more on Wikipedia
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Daisy
August 13, 2014
Daisy wrote
Xanax and Carafate.
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By Devoted2Rami
August 4, 2014
Devoted2Rami wrote
Parkinsons Symptoms While On Xanax
I had been on anxiolytics and felt like a piece of shit when i quit. But now I am perfectly fine and have recovered all the strength and confidence. It is just a matter of time before you regain all your strength and confidence.
You are doing great  |  October 4, 2014
After much research, I've found that high doses of Xanax taken for a long time are the biggest culprits to permanent damage or long-term withdrawals.

If you stopped abruptly, you may have caused yourself more discomfort than necessary. My research shows that 1mg daily rarely if ever causes permanent damage. Try meditation, yoga and breathing exercises while you creep through this tunnel -- and may it be short and over soon. I think you will be fine although your thinking in a fearful way may
Sue  |  September 30, 2014
Ps i am 39 and was in good health except anxiety.
Dee  |  September 8, 2014
I can see this ---definetly things about aparalzom or xanax that i am experieencing that are like parkinsonian symptoms. I stopped and am having extreme weakness in hands and shaking. I am scared I have damaged myself permanently and I was only taking 1mg daily.
Dee  |  September 8, 2014
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By Taylor :P
July 29, 2014
Taylor :P wrote
Fantastic
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By Mahar Bowen
July 1, 2014
Mahar Bowen wrote
Opiate and xanax painless detox
There is an herb that actually helps called kratom. That isn't the actual name of the herb more the brand that carries it, but it was amazingly helpful for me coming off of opiates.
Gina  |  September 8, 2014
...for some reason it cut my comment short?! But do you know of anyone that the Imogaine worked for?? I must check into these herbs, though not sure if they are legal in Europe. But thanks for your post really honest and informative...keep up the good work on getting to the place where you need to be :)
benzobuzzer  |  August 12, 2014
Hey Thanks for your contribution, I was also in a similar situation to you, though I have never tried the Ibogaine route and have always been interested in trying it out. I've gone cold turkey so many times from alcohol, drugs and the rest...but have always ended back on some slippery slopes. The last time which I am still battling also involves an injury where opiates and benzs were prescribed I am now one again stuck in this rut. Do you know of anyone whom the Ibogaine was actually a successf
benzobuzzer  |  August 12, 2014
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By Rebel
June 1, 2014
Rebel wrote
HIDA Scan
I was allowed to take Xanax before mine because I was over the top woth nerves. In fact, in addition to the 1 MG I took before I left for the test, I asked the nurse if I could take another after the injection...she let me even tho she said it was a waste, the test was no big deal. Which it wasn't but I can't control my anxiety.
MetalRacer  |  October 22, 2014
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By adam
March 28, 2014
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blabla
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By Porky
November 4, 2013
Porky wrote
Lost Temper on Xanax
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By Xanax
October 20, 2013
Xanax wrote
Usefull
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By MO JOHN
September 24, 2013
MO JOHN wrote
xanax
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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Nice job, thanks
September 3, 2014
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
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What patients are saying about Buspirone vs. Xanax

569 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
more anxiety as a result. I take Xanax and it works well...
...took it a few times awhile back and it made me feel weird and dizzy and caused me more anxiety as a result. I take Xanax and...
effects. by the way what is GAD? I don't think that Xanax...
...that doesn't cause Sexual side effects, I just read about Buspirone today and so far I see that it doesn't have Sexual side effects. by the way what is GAD? I don't think that Xanax has...
w/o all the side effects of xanax. i recommend trying it,...
...if i have my way, i'll stay on it long term! buspirone helped my anxiety better than the dozens of other meds they gave me for it and w/o all the side effects of xanax. i recommend trying it,...
I hear Xanax gives immediate relief. Also alcohol does...
...works wonders? I don't know if its Kava drinks or pills or what? Has anyone tried it? My last experience with these alternatives was Rescue Remedy, and it had no effect. I'm taking Buspirone pil...
from your bad experiences with XANAX and all in January....
...feel bad. I am on 50mg of Pristiq (I have never ...other than the 15mg of buspirone I am on). It has worked wonders for me in ...mental trauma from your bad experiences with XANAX and all in ...
is taking buspirone and she is better with that than xanax...
...will discuss this with my doctor but i ask here as well, is it vialable to switch from mexazolam to buspirone? my aunt is taking buspirone and she is better with that than xanax
I have also been taking Xanax for one year. I believe...
...after taking Zoloft for six months. I have also been taking Xanax for one ...taper off of Xanax, but was wondering if taking a medication like Buspirone while I withdraw from Xanax would be...
I was prescribed 15 .25mg Xanax for breakthrough panic...
...I was prescribed 15 .25mg Xanax for breakthrough panic ...for everyday anxiety. The Xanax works wonders for breakthrough episodes but doesn't last long. The Buspirone gives me such bad nausea...
(alongside meds, I take xanax). Buspirone is a funny...
...with your pdoc, or did you just have some meds drop off over the years? Have you tried CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)? It isn't a cure, but a way of managing anxiety (alongside meds, I take ...
My two cents-I was given xanax after I had stents put in my...
...cents-I was given xanax after I ...who prescribed buspirone 15 mg 3x a day. Works great and even makes me a little sleepy at night. Latest development is that I have been working out (weight...
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